Green growth and sustainable development

Session I. Policy Framework and Context for Financing the Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Development

 

Keynote speeches:


1. THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE SINCE RIO
Outcome of the Financing for Development Conference; perspective on WSSD; international public environmental financial flows: quantitative and qualitative trends; ODA, IFIs, Export credits; the contribution of international environmental mechanisms; trends in private finance; public private partnerships; civil society and demands for "responsible" investment.

Keynote speaker: Mr. Nitin Desai, United Nations Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs (to be confirmed)

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2.FRAMEWORK FOR MOBILISING FINANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DIMENSION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Tax and pricing approaches to environmental and natural resource issues both reduce incentives to over-exploit and over-pollute the environment and generate finances for its management. In practice, however, many governments set inappropriate prices and taxes not only for natural resources, but also for many products (such as energy) whose consumption leads to environmental harm. Inadequate pricing for important environmental infrastructure, such as piped water and sanitation, threatens the sustainability of key public services. In addition to their own financing initiatives, governments can play a key role in helping to mobilize private finance for more sustainable outcomes. A key issue, however, is how various pricing, tax and subsidy regimes for environmental goods and services may have an impact on poor households.

Keynote speaker: Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva, Head of the Environmental Department of the World Bank

- keynote speech and presentation
- background documents
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3.NATIONAL CONTEXT FOR FINANCING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Key features of domestic environmental finance policies; the roles of government, the private sector and other stakeholders; national versus external benefits of environmental policies; "Polluter and User Pays Principles"; creating "demand" for environmental financing through credible and enforceable environmental policies; limited role of public spending versus other environmental policy instruments; the importance of environmental investment and financing strategies based on realism and affordability; the role of public funds in leveraging additional (public and private) resources.

Keynote speaker: Mr. Arunas Kundrotas, Minister of Environment of Lithuania

- keynote speech and presentation
- background documents
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Panel Presentations for the Session

 

 

 

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  • Albania
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